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Lake Cook KinderCare

Sabrina Claude, Ed.D.,
Center Director

1025 East Lake Cook Rd. Wheeling IL 60090
Ph: (847) 541-4406
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: in Lexington Commons strip mall Lake Cood Rd & Lexington

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Tripp, Pritchett, Field, Kilmer, Tarkington, and Twain.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff at the Lake Cook KinderCare is committed to providing a world-class education thast fosters the emotional, social, and academic development of all children.

Sabrina Claude, Ed.D., Center Director

"

“Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.”

"

Previous Experience:

Dr. Claude has over nine years of Early Childhood and Elementary School experience in education. She began her career in education as a Teach for America corps member. As a corps member, she taught in an urban setting and taught students who were significantly behind grade level. Due to her ability to amke significant academic gains and close the achievement gap among her students, she soon took on school and district level leadership roles. Some of these roles include serving as a Common Core curriculum writer for the district, a university mentor and supervisor to student teachers, and a model teacher for comprehensive school reform models. She has spent the last year as an Assistant Principal for a public school. As an Assistant Principal, she oversaw the primary and upper grades curriculum and was second in command for the rest of the elementary school, which was licensed for approximately 800 students.

Favorite Children's Book:

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day

Year Started:
10/13/2014
Years in ECE industry:
10 + years
Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Master of Arts in Adult Education from Central Michigan University, Master of Education in Supervision and Administration with K-12 School Building Certification from Columbia University Teachers College - New York City, and an Education Specialist and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. In addition, she has an Elementary Ed teaching certification and over 30 ECE units from Mercer University.

Nakeia Wells, M.S. Ed.D., Assistant Director

"Teach Children to Love Learning!"

I started out in child care when I was sixteen from here, I developed a love for teaching and children. After completing high school I decided to  major and early childhood education where I received my Masters Degree in 2011. Working for years in child care helped me realize that my passion was teaching. I've always believed that teaching is driven from passion- the passion to teach, passion to change, and the passion to witness growth in each child.

Favorite Children's Book:

Corduroy, Charlotte's Web, The Three Little Pigs, Charlotte's Web

Year Started:
10/1/2014
Years in ECE industry:
10 + years
Education:
Bachelor Degree in Family and Individual Development from Northern Illinois University; Master of Education in Science with a specialization in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Northern Illinois University

Ms. Joliece, Floater

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
By: Benjamin Franklin
"

Previous Experience:

I had the pleasure of working with children with developmental disorders for years! While still exploring my options in the education field, I found KinderCare.

Favorite Children's Book:

Alexander & the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. By: Judith Viorst

Ms. Susana, Two's

Ms. Jackie, Infants

"I enjoy working with children and watching them learn new things.  I love when the children smile and greet me every day."

Ms. Jackie has been a toddler teacher at KinderCare for ten years and loves helping young children learn and grow.  She is passionate about the well-being of every child and wants each one of her students to know how special they are!  Jackie is currently working on achieving her associates degree for Early Childhood Education to enhance her wealth of knowledge.

Year Started:
4/5/2004
Tenure:
11 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Marahi, Discovery Preschool

Ms. Marahi decided to pursue a career in teaching because of her passion for helping young children.  She cares for each infant that comes into her classroom and builds strong relationships with each parent.  Marahi knows that it is not always easy for parents to leave their baby while they go to work and strives each day to ensure that every baby gets the one-on-one attention they deserve.

Year Started:
12/6/2012
Tenure:
2 Years

Ms. Debbie, Preschool

""I love the fact that the children are so excited to see me and want to explore and learn. The children make me feel so proud when the parents tell me that their child wants to come to school as soon as they wake up in the morning!""

Ms. Debbie has been the Discovery Preschool teacher for almost six years. She has her Child Development Associate's Credential and is going back to school to finish her degree. She brings a lot of positive energy and excitement into the Discovery Preschool room. Ms. Debbie also works very closely with parents to make sure each child and family feel like they are an important member of the class.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Debbie worked as a nanny for five years and taught at Gymboree for five years.

Year Started:
11/1/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10+ years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Krissy, Prekindergarten Classroom

""I love to watch how excited the children are when they accomplish something new and being so excited about learning!""

Ms. Krissy is an energetic and passionate Prekindergarten teacher. She has worked with the Prekindergarten children for almost six years. She believes each child is a special and exciting part of her class. Ms. Krissy has her Child Development Associate's Credential and is finishing her degree in Education. She loves to make KinderCare a fun and educational place for not only children but families as well. Ms. Krissy strives to have each child and family learn and grow as part of our KinderCare Family.  

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Krissy worked as a nanny for six years, at the Park District Before and After School Program and spent four years working at Gymboree.

Year Started:
11/1/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10 + years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

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